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VOL. 44 FARMINGTON, ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1917. NO. 10 lit hm. A Wonderful Showing of NEW SPRING FOOTWEAR AUTHORATIVE ADVANCE STYLES ARE NOW ON DISPLAY In all sizes and widths, A A to E, and the prices you will be agreeably surprised how modest they are. Special pains taken to fit your feet properly by expert salesmen. You are cordially invited to call and inspect the new styles. KARSCH'S, Farmington Fail to "Get In," But "Get Game' Terrible Accident H. S. BOYS MAKE GREAT RECORD IN TOURNAMENT The Farmington High School boys basket ball team, accompanied by Coach Dcarmont, made a trip to Cape Girardeau last week and participated in the basket ball tournament. The boys played six games during the tournament and as will be seen from the statement below they succeeded in winning all but two of them. The two games lost were played with Charleston, who won first place in the tournament, while Farmington receiv ed second honors and a beautiful tro phy cup. The schedule required that Farmington play six games, while no other contesting team played more than four games. This made Satur day a very trying day on the home boys. They met and defeated the fol lowing teams: Poplar Bluff, Festus and Jackson. On Saturday night they were met and defeated by Charleston in the championship final. The first game the Farmington boys played was with Caruthersville, and was one of merit, both sides seeming to be evenly matched, it taking the last minute to decide the victor. Farm ington had the better team work, while Caruthersville had the advantage in weight. The game ended with Farm ington 31 points and Caruthersville 25. Farmington's next game was with Charleston. It seemed at the start of this game that Charleston would walk away with the game, mainly on ac count of size, but while Farmington had small boys they were active and wary. The score was nip and tucK until the last minute, but Charleston were victors by the margin of 9 points, the score being .36 to 27 in their fa vor. The eighth game of the tournament was between Farmington and Poplar Bluff, which seemed to be a walk away for our boys, tho score being 38 to 11 in Farmington's favor. The game with Festus was a close one, both teams being pretty evenly matched as to size and basket ball players, but as the score shows, Farm ington was the superior in basket ball playing. The final score was 20 to 24 in favor of Farmington. After defeating Festus we then had to play Jackson, and the winner of this game would play Charleston for the championship. Farmington, although work, but the brute strength of Cope laud and his teammates won the game. The score of this game was bis to 4 in favor of Charleston, thus giving Charleston first honors and Farming ton second. The final standing of the teams in the tournament was as follows: class "A" Charleston, first; Farmington, second; Jackson, third; Festus fourth; Poplar Bluff, fifth; Caruthersville, sixth; Flat River and Kenneu being the first two teams eliminated under the rules of the tournament, were transferred to class "B". Class "B" Flat River, first; Blcom field, second; Sikeston, third. These three teams were the only ones that reported for the class Is tourna ment. The two leading teams in class ' A" and the first team fn class "B were each presented with a handsome sil ver loving cup. No athletic team that Farmington ever produced has stood the intense strain that our basket ball boys did in (he games last Saturday. It was due to the excellent coaching of Pi of Dearmont, and their abstaining from the use of tobacco and other narcot ics that made possible their excellent showing in the tournament. If any high school team ever deserv ed the recognition of the people of the community it certainly is the team that represented our school In the tournament last week. Their modesty forbids them to approach the public for any favors but a number of their admirers have expressed a desire the boys receive sweaters. Farmington Must Arouse Herself Farmington must get busy right now if she is to elect the proper offi cials to manage the city's affairs dur ing the next two years. Very little interest has as yet been manifested In the approaching city election. Right now Farmington has the brightest prospect for growth and advancement that she has ever had in all her past nistory. Shall the wheels of progress be now blocked because her citizenship fails to take sufficient interest in her wel fare to assist her in pressing forward to better and greater things ? We Sheriff Chas. Adams and Prosecut ing Attorney Thos. H. Mathews "ac cidentally" run into a craps game at Elvins about noon Sunday. The game was in progress in Wm. Montgom ery's Restaurant, and the quiet en trance of the Sheriff and Prosecutor apparently hardly .created a ripple in the quietude of the affair, until a cor rect "movie" had been taken of the entire transaction. Sheriff Adams made his appearance in the doorway of the back room where the game was in progress, with a line of conversation that held the "crappers" in their places, and while they naturally became more or less excited as the realization came over them that the law was upon them, the Sheriff's quiet admonitions held them in their places. It was some thing like this: "Crowd over, boys and let me in; when do I shoot? Now stay where you are and don't eet excited: here, you leave that money on the ta ble or my gattling gun will get you. (jo arounu on tne other side, Tommy there s room for you. Here! Here! Don't move or get excited. Now Tommy, you take their names. And remember, boys, we want your right names; tnose ot you that I don t know, Tommy does." It was in this way that Sheriff Adams pulled off one of the cleverest stunts possible, getting the correct names of ten who were engaged in a craps game, while Prosecutor "Tom my" Mathews secured data of the ex act amount of money that was before the various players, without one leav ing their "playing" position until all desired information had been secured. There were ten in the game, and the "flashlight" was taken by two small men. After it was all over, Sheriff Adams informed the gamesters that they could go for the present. All this was done without the "flash" of a firearm, thogh all seemed to real ize that Charlie was "loaded." He and "Tommy" then turned their attention to searching the premises ior oooze, oi which there were indi cations in the recent craps game. About four barrels of beer were found, and the manner in which they were kept was calculated to give a wrong idea to searchers. There were about 100 bottles in each barrel, the top layer having been removed, that space being filled with "empties", a scheme which has often been success fully used to blind the "law." But such stuff failed with Charlie and "Tommy". They also found empty Old Crow whiskey bottles in abund ance, showing that it has been cus tomary to dispense a varienated as sortment of drinks at that place, but no wnisKcy was round. The evidence secured in this raid will result in about half a dozen State cases being filed, and the best part of it is that convicting evidence is positively in the hands of the offi cers. This was one of the "neatest" and most successful raids that has been pulled off m St. Francois county, and shows that the "know how',' -is about nine points in ten of successful accomplishment. Sunday morning about 11 o'clock, as Tom Sizcmore, of Leadwood, was pass ing through Flat River on his return home from Farmington, in his big new 5-passenger Case touring car, he reached the sharp turn in the street leading to Desloge, between the Bap tist and Christian Churches, just be yond the postoffice, as the street was filled with Sunday School pupils, on their way home. When quite a dis tance away, Sizemore slowed his ma chine down to a very slow pace, honk ing continually, until the children were all apparently out of the street. But just as he had arrived in front of the Christian Church, with appar ently a clear roadway, the little 6-year-old son of George McDowell darted from behind a Ford car, stand ing at the roadside, and apparently started across the street immediately in front of Sizemore's car, which was still merely moving along. The little one had gotten clear of the machine, Why Not Be Loyal to Your Own Home The arrival in Farmington Monday of nineteen mail sacks of Sears-Roebuck catalogues, for distribution from this post office, is a pretty good indi cation that some citizens living in this community are patronizing mail-order houses. Of course "there is a reason" for this, as there is for ev erything. Perhaps the most forceful reason for this lamentable condition of affairs is the fact that mail order houses are the best advertisers on earth. Therefore the most nnnarent. antidote for this "mail order disease" would appear to be for the home mer chant to wage a relentless fight against these leeches that are sucking the very life-blood from so many lo calities throughout the length and breadth of this land. The home merchant has a far bet ter chance to reach the neonle Hearing Postponed The preliminary examination of Charlie Harris, charged with the mur der of Aaron Talent at a dance in Elvins about a month ago, was called for hearing Wednesday morning be fore 'Squire J. P. Zolman. But no sooner was the first witness called than trouble started among the law yers in the case. This resulted in a change of venue being asked by F. A. Benham. The change was granted and the case was sent to 'Squire Wm. Good, who at once announced in open court that all witness should rerjort at 1 o'clock the same day. When the case was called at 1 o'clock, the attorney for the defense stated that his associate in the case, d. n. noyer, was unable to be pres ent owing to injuries he recentlv re ceived in an auto accident, and asked for a continuance of the case. The graunds apoearin? to he nlausihle Justice Good continued the hearing to tha 1A Inu TU. J- I i ?- . 1, .. .... L. .. , . I- i ,i . . , aXtarteT 7 ba to to awaTt Th7 rulPof rnfrontrof tKSttSl J to ft they should hearing when it will struck by a fender and knocked di-1 sta"d ldly.,by nnd bemoan the "curse also be determined whether or not it -,.l tk a n.. of the mail order houses." Live mer- 18 a bailable case. ectly under the car. ADnarentlv the front wheels passed without strik ing him, but a rear wheel passed over his head, crushing it frightfully and killing him instantly. No blame can possibly attach to Mr. Sizemore for this frightful calam ity, as he used every possible precau tion from the monunt he came within sight of the children in the roadway, loudly sounding his alarm, keeping on the right side of the street and slowing down to not more than five or six miles an hour. Even the un fortunate child's father, who is an en gineer in the employ of the Federal chants will go zealously to work to iorestan and checkmate such condi tions, which, in many places, appear to be on the increase. The Times is always ready and willing to fight the mail order octupus, but we can do this in a much better spirit, as well as wim greatly increased vim, with a little more assistance from those Prepare for Most Good From Oiling Now that preparations have already c- unainiauit: nun u use i . , . . whom our efforts are intended to most , een.,ma(le Ior securing oil to be used mefit. And right here we. streets pi rarmington this 1 ('(' V .1' H- , ,Ipi, vi. r it 1Aro i. wish to call attention to "Tho Tim' sPn.nB Preparations should now Buy at Home Department," which has been running for the past several weeks. The articles appearing each Lead Co., said that Mr. Sizemore was wcek m thls department are written in no way responsible for his little ! Rv .an exP' t in this particular line. son s death. i. . rr. . I I. ,. Ji.. r-. ...... .win. mm iuiuier ueiay ior get ting the best possible results from such oil. It has long since been dem onstrated that oil is the best possi ble ingredient for the making of good dirt roads. In time it makes a sur- Still They Come The following new jinil rnnmi'iil enli scriptlons to The Times have come in the past week: New Subscribers Dr. M. H. Top ping, John J. Bennett, B. A. Eaton and J. C. Heifner of Flat River; P. H. Gibson of Route 2, Farmington; W. T. Newman of Desloge, Miss Reba Haile of Bonne Torre, Dr. C. W. Shan non of Halifax, Mo., J. A. Castleton of St. Louis, Clifton T. Miller of Wil kinsonburg, Pa. Renewals R. A. Bequctte, Clarence E. Marshall and Dr. J. H. English of Flat River, T. F. O'Bannon of Route 2, I. F. Robinson of Route 6, and J, M. Mv.ris of Farmington; J. L. Goff Desloge A. S. AuBuchon of French Village, E. D. Turley of Coffman, M a. Kicnards and J. U. Pepin of Farm ington. InJ .,ot ; ..:... u. ,, i out ...... jv, iii ucn ui in,; ninuil t i , l 4 . . cost called for to be represented;'". aosolut'y impervious to either therein, we would ask special attcn-: raln jr,wear, and a that is then re tion of our readers to the many local ',u're.' ?r g0'and1 Permanent roads business men whose names do not 1 11 B L "'t'0"8!, 1 each year, appear in that department. i But trfor.e the 0,I,1S Put on each .Now the fai ls nre thnf miifnmm I ' nnuuiu w can do practically as well, even inso far as the price is considered, by trading with the home merchant as by sending to one of the big mail or der houses. But this should be one of the least of several considerations that occur to us in favor of patroniz ing the home merchant. The money that you keep at home may return to you, over and over again; while the money you send to the mail order house is gone from you, never to re turn. Then, too, the home merchant is always willing to accommodate you with credit, providing you are re sponsible. But it is cash in advance with the mail order houses. Howev er, should you be in a position that put in proper condition, as it is too late ior such work after the oil has been put on. In this connection, The Times desires to suggest, and even to insist, that there are a number of places in Farmnigton that should be attended to before our streets are treated to another coat of oil. These places, that should be immediately re paired, are principally chuck holes, street crossings, and similar defects. Practically all of these imped i ments are light, and the whole of them could be quickly repaired by a practical road man. We do not own a car, sc that there can be nothing selfish in this suggestion. The ground work of these suggestions is solely a desire for an improved Farmington. vou would never desiro i-reHit tKon "8ire ror P1 1 -ifor the oood of vonr own horn m.:' thc?e defects are not now effaced CELEBRATES FORTY-SIXTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY she had played three other games that hope not. In fact, we are thorough day, went into the game with the same ly convinced that such is not the case, "pep and vim" as if it. were her first Farmington has as great a pereent that day, and won it by a score of 'in age of energetic and progressive cit to 18. Farmington now had to play i izens as can be found anywhere. They Charleston for the first honors. j have only permitted themselves to The Farmington and Charleston lapse into a comatose condition with game was a walk-away for Charles- i regard to their home city, by reason ton. Our boys had played four games i of the feeling of security they have that day, while Charleston had been I in it. They must now arouse them resting. Farmington was also out-1 selves and look forward to their own weighed by several pounds to the man i best interest and the city's advance but clearly had the advantage in team! ment. "Lucky Jack" Stock Increased to $75,000 The Castles Are Coming IN THE 'Whirl of Life" AT THE Monarch Theatre MONDAY NIGHT, MARCH 19 The Big Photo-Drama Spectacle in 6 Reels, Fea turing Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle, the World's Most Noted Couple. ONE ENTIRE REEL OF DANCING The big photo-drama shown in the cities at 25 CENTS ADMISSION ADMISSION HERE, CHILDREN 10c ADULTS 25c "BUFFALO BILL " COMING MARCH 26. The Lucky Jack Mining Company, owned principally by Farmington peo ple, has increased its capital stock from $35,000 to $75,000. This is done, we are informed, for the purpose of further prospecting, sinking shafts and constructing a first-class mill. We understand that these people nave a very vaiuaDie zinc and lead mine in the Miami, Okla., mineral field, and will soon be "out of the woods and making money. U. S Grant Evans, former Postmaster here, is becretary of the company, and is on the ground looking after its in terests. Congressman Walter L. Hensley has been in Miami since March 8th investigating this property and other very extensive and valuable holdings in sinHii mining properties. Road Overseers Have Good Meeting A well attended meeting of newly appointed road overseers of St. Fran cois county was held in the circuit court room last Friday afternoon, in response to a call sent out by County nignway engineer I. ri. iiolman. The purpose of the meeting was to give the overseers instructions for their work, and to discuss plans and meinoas ior roaa improvement, well as best methods of collecting poii lax. ine uountv Judires met with the road overseers, and it proved to be a most interesting and profitable meeting for all. Judere Mitchell made a very forceful and exceedingly inter esting talk to the overseers, from which many valuable points could be gleaned. Judge Garrett also spoke briefly, bringing out a few points that were not touched on bv .InW Mitchell. continue to tret the benefit of it :a i .t Toct iv;j., i.,v. au. .v. . muiu-u it wnerever you may, tne l I t luct.1 . 'I.IM ll BUI, Wilh Lilt? 1 r 4- 4 1. . ,1. If , 11, fnHr oivth - m u j 4KH are cnai tne nvest and test Mrs r e A J, H ,hr' Td communities are those into which the and reared in St. Lomj;., 1 .? ' :, ' .,.. "ft mwutj iv man ui ut'i jui uwn Humg nun- n i , , - ------ --- 14- I.J kAA-lL- men UlL WVIK IHUSL EM DDT BHMA tor muling ii, wuuui ue w yuur nniniit; i nn.iLflV r advantage, in the long run, to spend I another ye"j your money in your home community, j where you and your neighbors will Bank Statements were both born Franpnis rnimtv ImVi noma nf ! . .. - , .-. v. i I houses eer stock, and were married March i 9, 1871. Mr. Alexander was reared on a farm and has always been interest ed in that industry and horse breed ing, hairing a penchant for race hors es. He has owned and raised some fine goers, which have made their marks on tne turf and attracted much attention at the fairs of this and other States. He interested himself in race stock for the pure love of the sport, and was never known to bet on a horse race. In 1878 he was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court of this county, entering upon the duties of the oflficc in Janu ary 1879, and was re-elected for four successive terms, serving in all twen ty years. He was one of the most popular officers the county ever had. was everybody's friend, and was too generous in going security and loaning Nationals Defeat DeSoto Y Team In one of the fastest and hottest contested games ever played on the Flat River court, the National defeat ed the DeSoto Y. M. C. A. basket ball team by the narrow margin of one point, the score being 25 to 24. At the start of the game the teams battled for five minutes before either team scored, and then Captain Mitch ell of National "broke the ice" with a splendid shot for the first score of the game. The first half was rough, sev eral fouls being ignored by the ref eree. The half ended with the score 13 to 7 in favor of the Nationals. The last half was even rougher money to impecunious friends for the U" 'J ""L" ",1? 'ft e" roune good of his own pocket book, but not- ft8" uhe ,first' v c ? te8mS a urltliQtcn.Vn. v, L ; t i.i. Umg harder and DeSoto coming bad . la in Luiiuui MUM CM - PUBLIC SALE I will sell at public auction. Mnrrh 24, 1917, on what is known as the Sam B. Herod place. 3 miles northeast of Desloge, the following property: 2 work horses, 26 head of cattle, farm ing tools, hay, corn, household and kitchen furniture. It will pay you to attend. LEEMAN mnv M. A. PATTERSON, Auctioneer. ' cumstances and owns two or three good farms. The married life of this genial cou ple, who have three sons and one doughter, all living, has been ideal in their home relations, and their host of friends hope that many more years are in store tor them, and that their golden weddiner. now onlv four vears on, may oe celebrated with much joy ano gooo win Dr. C. A.Tetley Dentist FARMINGTON, MISSOURI Offices; In New Tetley Building PHONE 414 g harder and Dc.Soto coming back strong, and after 15 minutes of play ing were in the lead by one point. The teams played on even terms for four minutes, when Captain Mitchell again came through with a field goal, putting the Nationals in the lead by one point, which DeSoto could not overcome in the last of pla"ing, owing to the excellent guarding of McManus and Uinkins. There were no outstanding stars on the National team, each man deserv ing much credit. Captain Mitchell made a good showing, scoring 15 points of the 25 scored during the game. Newcomb scored 8 and Din kins 2. McManus played a fine game as left guard, holding Brown, De Soto's crack forward, to one field goal. For DeSoto Long and Lovett starred scoring 8 points each. Nationl has but one more game to paly and should they win it they will nave the' record of nine games won and two lost for the season, which is undoubtedly a good record and is one they can boast of. The line-up and points scored by each player is as follows: National Mitchell, r. f., 16 points; Schnieder, 1. f. ; Newcomb, c, 8 points; Dinkins, r. g. , 2 points; McManus, 1. g.; DeSoto Long, r. f., 8 points; Grown, 1. f., 6 points; Lovett, c., 8 points; Mahn, r. g., 2 points; Irwin, 1. g. Official statements of the three Farmington banks, at the close of bus iness on March 5th, appear in this is sue of Tho Times. A study of these statements will prove to be most, pleasing to the depositors and friends of these different institutions, as each of them is shown to be in prosperous condition. The condition of the finan cial institutions is an accurate fore cast of the financial condition of the community they represent. Therefore, these statements are a splendid com pliment to this community. The Times' Maga zine Supplement This week The Times puts on a new feature in the form of a Magazine supplement, and if it is continued it will make its appearance once a month. Whether or not it will be continued depends on how it is re ceived by Times subscribers. In this regard we will appreciate expres sions from as many readers, as soor. as possible, stating whether or not this supplement will afTord them ad ditional pleasure. If the expression is at all general in favor of this sup plement, then it will hereafter be made a regular Times feature. While the sky-scraping price of news print paper has already prac tically cut all the profit from sub scriptions at $1.00 per year, and while this feature will add considerable to the cost of production of this paper, The Times management is willing to bear this additional cost of produc tion if it will add to the interest of this paper among its subscribers. The contents of this magazine are thoroughly high class, being the pro duct of such authors as Robert W. Chambers, Fletcher gobinson and Randall Parish. If any considerable number of our subscribers indicate that they enjoy this magazine, then it will be made a regular feature of The Times hereafter. Prospects for Oil C. R. Prather, of Flat River, Cor oner of St. Francois county, was in Farmington Wednesday as a wit ness in the case of State vs. Charlie Harris, accused of murder. The case was postponed to the 23d inst. On Wednesday Geo. K. Williams re ceived a telegram from his agent in Tulsa, Okla., stating that two good producing oil wells had just been brought in on land near there, on which Mr. Williams, Lawrence O. Wells, W. T. Haile and Naive Wil liams hold leases. These gentlemen are to be congrat ulated, as good producing oil wells mean even "quicker money", general ly speaking, even than mineral, in which these "lucky" Farmingtonians are the fortunate owners of several splendid holdings in the Miami field. PKBsbbBbSHpS!